The teen had graduated the previous summer from Santa Monica High School, where he played for the Vikings football team. Feb. He was found with a head injury, and authorities later determined Castillo had been shot. regarding the case. Juan Castillo is seen in an undated photo from a GoFundMe page. Police did not immediately release details on where the shooting occurred. His father told KTLA Castillo wanted to join the Marines. Juan Sebastian Castillo died steps away from the emergency room of Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center, which is located in the 1300 block of 16th Street, around 5:10 a.m. Larios at 310-458-8937, Detective B. 34.019454
Teen Found Dead in Santa Monica Was Shot: Police Investigators had not released any suspect information, nor have they announced any arrests in the nearly three months since Castillo was killed. “He was a great kid, he was ready to serve the country,” Jorge Castillo said. Santa Monica police are set to announce a “significant development” in the homicide of an 18-year-old man that occurred in the city earlier this year at an afternoon news conference Friday. Juan Castillo was described as a loving son, brother, friend and nephew, who was also a great athlete, according to a GoFundMe page set up calling for justice for the slain teen. 26, according to the Police Department. Santa Monica police have urged anyone with info about the case to call Detective D. More details are expected to be released when Santa Monica Police Chief Jaqueline Seabrooks holds a news conference at 1 p.m. Cooper at 310-458-8478, or the department at 310-458-8491. The fundraiser page reached its goal and is no longer active. Detectives had been investigating a possible link to a report of a possible shooting in the 2100 block of Pico Boulevard that was called in to police about 12:45 a.m. Responding officers found evidence of a shooting, but did not locate any victims or possible gunmen at the scene, police said at the time.